Safety {Razor} First

  Talk about spending dumb—gentlemen, stop the insanity by saying no to the multiple-blade shave. SPEND SMART | George Giannakos is 24 years old and has been shaving with a safety razor for almost five years. He learned how to shave using a multiple-blade system, but when his dad brought home a steel safety razor…

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Ordinary and Amazing: Vinegar Cleans Up Good

When it comes to certain kinds of cleaning jobs, distilled white vinegar really is the liquid miracle it’s touted to be. What is it about ordinary distilled white vinegar that encourages list making? Google “vinegar” and you’ll see what I mean. Here are a few of the crazy numbers vinegar lovers throw around in their…

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Green Schools

 This program is easy and exciting for kids to run! And it does not involve new curriculum. Your school is probably already very active in taking environmental action. The Green School program provides recognition and focus to that effort. Build a strong school image in the community. Materials such as certificates, the trophy and the…

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Check your leftover school supplies before buying more!

It was the moment I had been putting off all summer — organizing for the first day of school. Having to find rulers, notebooks, running shoes and gym clothes during the summer holidays makes it feel like summer is over. While kids seem to like all the preparation, and the shopping that comes with it,…

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Car Wars – sharing the green way…

Both The Car Co-op and Zipcar have distinct advantages. So how do you choose which company to go with? Belinda Bruce does your legwork. An article from Frugalbits!  http://frugalbits.com/what-is-frugalbits/   SAVE ALL AROUND | You love having your own car but you hate the expense and annoyance: gas, insurance, repairs, car payments. For people who…

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More Trees Please!

Trees are a magical addition to any garden; here are a few of the surprising tricks they can do—plus a way to keep a lid on their cost. MONEY WELL SPENT |  In the landscape of memory, trees define the countryside. As the most prominent and long-lived of all vegetation (think giant sequoia), they are…

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Festivals 2010

July 30, 2010  Critical Mass in Vancouver; Critical Mass is a grassroots reclamation of public space — a bike ride and skate — held the last Friday of every month. You are invited to enjoy the safety and comfort in the car-free space that we create by simply riding together! Bicycles, skateboards, rollerskates, self propelled couches,…

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Built Green BC

Built Green is an industry driven voluntary program that promotes “green” building practices to reduce the impact that building has on the environment. It benefits the homebuyer, the community and the environment. The Built Green name  adds value to new home construction by promoting and recognizing the use of practices and products that represents resource-efficient and…

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Community Gardens in Greater Vancouver

This list is never up-to-date. Gardens still in the development phase aren’t included, contact people at the gardens change frequently and some contacts don’t want their names listed. The list will grow over time, and will include more information on each garden, will include gardens outside Vancouver and also e-mail addresses and garden web pages….

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Island Time

Here’s how you can have 25 unspoiled acres of stunning eco wilderness all to yourself. Thank you Frugalbits! THIS CANADIAN LIFE | It’s one for The Bucket List —or The Buried Life for those who watch MTV. If you live in British Columbia or visit here and do not have an adventure on the water…

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